January 23rd, 2007 at 11:58pm
2UE just can’t make their mind up about their schedule…Glenn Wheeler has supposedly taken leave after working seven days a week almost every week since Stan Zemanek resigned. Stuart Bocking is filling in for him for the rest of this week…Clive Robertson is filling Stuart’s middawn shift.
Friday is a public holiday, and being a public holiday right next to the weekend, 2UE have decided to run their weekend schedule on Friday put George Moore and Paul B. Kidd on breakfast. John Kerr is in Tamworth judging the Country Music Awards, and I highly doubt he will be back for Friday morning, and 2UE being the place it is, I wouldn’t be surprised if Clive Robertson hosts New Day. George and Paul will be hosting the “breakfast” shift, which being a weekend runs from 6am-midday…the upshot of which is that network stations will get them filling in for John Laws.
Update 12:09pm 24/Jan/2007: OK…nice joke from a usually reliable source…very funny. As albona said in the comments below, and as the source has since emailed to tell me, George and Paul are only doing the regular 5:30-9:00 breakfast. Tim Webster will be on the Laws programme…my source doesn’t know who will fill in for John Stanley or Steve Price, I’m tipping Steve Liebmann and Murray Olds respectively. I suppose I was a bit too eager to accept the notion of George and Paul being broadcast nationally again as we don’t get to hear them in Canberra any more.End Update
Apparently Glenn Wheeler won’t be back until Saturday,
although that seems a bit odd to me…that shift is a mystery. Mike Williams should be heard on Friday night.
Looking further ahead, and John Laws is back on deck on Monday, with an increased number of network stations. Lawsie will now be heard on a record 73 stations covering 1,500 towns and cities, with an estimated daily audience of two million people. It must cost a fortune for Toyota to advertise on that show!
In further 2UE movements, it is now strongly rumoured that Stan Zemanek’s replacement will either be announced or start on Monday. Interestingly the majority of names flying around as the supposed replacement for Stan are the “beauties” from his television talk show “Beauty and The Beast”. I’ve got to admit that I still fancy Stuart Bocking, especially as he has been put in that shift yet again, and this time without Rachel Friend as a sidekick (that experiment drew more than a few complaints…I can’t understand why, I thought they made a great duo). That being said, my sources are all saying that Stuart Bocking, Clive Robertson and Glenn Wheeler are not in the running for the job.
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